Pooja Hegde is a well-known Indian actress and model. She mainly appears in Telugu and Hindi Films. A previous beauty exhibition contestant, Pooja was the 2nd runner-up at the Miss Universe India 2010 contest, before going on to perform her acting debut in Mysskin’s Tamil superhero film Mugamoodi in 2012.
Pooja Hegde was born in a Hindu-family on 13 October 1990 in Mumbai. She hails from the Udupi state of Karnataka. Her father’s name is Manjunath Hegde, a lawyer, and her mother’s name is Latha Hegde, an Immunologist and Genetics Professional. She has an elder brother, Rishabh Hegde who is a doctor.
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Pooja Hegde completed her primary education in her hometown. Later, she went to M.M.K College, Mumbai, and completed post-graduation in Commerce. He involved in modeling since he studies in College. Hegde competed in Miss India 2009 contest but was dropped in an early-round in spite of winning Miss India Talented 2009 Honour.
Pooja reapplied the next year and became the second runner up at Miss Universe India 2010 competition. She was also crowned Miss India South Glamorous Hair 2010 in the subsidiary competition. She made her acting debut with the Tamil film ‘Mugamoodi’ in 2012.
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Pooja Hegde’s next movie release, the Telugu film Oka Laila Kosam in 2014, starred her opposite Naga Chaitanya. She was praised for her performance in the movie. At the same time, she caught the nomination for Best Actress at the 62nd South Filmfare Awards.
In the year 2014, Hegde accepted on terms to make her Bollywood debut opposite Hrithik Roshan in Ashutosh Gowariker’s period film Mohenjo Daro, set against the backdrop of the Indus Valley civilization. Mohenjo Daro released in 2016 which was panned by critics and became a major box office flop. In 2017, she appeared in the Telugu-language vigilante action comedy film Duvvada Jagannadham alongside actor Allu Arjun.
In 2018, she featured in three Telugu films. The first is a special appearance in the song “Jigelu Rani” for the period action Rangasthalam. Later in Saakshyam, alongside Bellamkonda Sreenivas and Trivikram Srinivas-directed action-drama Aravinda Sametha Veera Raghava, opposite Jr. NTR. In 2019 too, she made an appearance in three films which are Maharshi, Gaddalakonda Ganesh, and Housefull 4.
Her 2020 Telugu-language action drama film Ala Vaikunthapurramuloo, alongside Allu Arjuna and directed by Trivikram, became one of the highest-grossing Telugu films of all time, grossing over INR 250 crore.[table id=2219 /]
Facts About Pooja Hegde
- Does Pooja Hegde drink alcohol?: Not Known
- Does Pooja Hegde smoke?: No
- Pooja is a trained Bharatnatyam dancer.
- Ashutosh Gowariker’s wife Sunita suggested her name for the film Mohenjo Daro after seeing her in an endorsement.
- Because of her promise to Mohenjo Daro, she had to decline Mani Ratnam’s Tamil movie.
- Pooja Hegde is a great fan of Rahul Dravid and Roger Federer.
- Hegde can fluently speak in Kannada, English, Tamil, and Hindi.
- Pooja’s parents desired her name to be Lakshmi as she was born on the Lakshmi Pooja day, but because her maternal aunt thought it a bit old-fashioned, they switched it to Pooja.
- Pooja has a pet dog, Pedro.
- Hegde appeared in the Hero Maestro ad commercial opposite Ranbir Kapoor.
Pooja is an Indian model and film actress. She has worked in Hindi, Telugu, and Tamil films and is known for being the lead actress in Mohenjo Daro (2016). She was crowned as the second runner-up at the Miss Universe India 2010 competition.
It’s difficult to understand someone is a genuine actress until they get out of the comfort zone and experiment in other roles. Nayanthara, Anushka Shetty was introduced as eye candy to the Kollywood and Tollywood audience. But they soon started taking risky roles and proved that they are good actresses. Hegde is currently satisfied with eye candy roles and unless she takes a step, we are in dark.
Salman Khan’s next movie Kabhi Eid Kabhi Diali which will be directed by Farhad Samji who earlier directed Housefull 4. Pooja will be seen opposite Salman.
33 years (13 October 1990).